Lambie-Nairn boss in ‘amicable’ departure

Nick Hough, chief executive officer of WPP-owned screen branding specialist Lambie-Nairn, has quit the consultancy. He will be replaced on 1 May by Christian Schroeder, managing director of WPP network stablemate Landor Associates in Hamburg.

Hough, who has already left Lambie-Nairn, confirmed the move to Design Week, describing it as ‘amicable’. However, he declined to comment on his future plans for the time being.

Lambie-Nairn chairman and executive creative director Martin Lambie-Nairn is to remain in his post. However, there is still a question mark over his succession, following the unexpected departure of executive creative director Gary Holt last year.

Hough joined the consultancy in September 2003, replacing managing director Sharon Wheeler, who had left the group four months earlier.

He had previously spent 23 years in advertising, moving to Lambie-Nairn from London ad agency Leagas Delaney, where he was deputy chairman, Europe.

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